However, the women’s team of the Holy Cross of Davao College went down to defending champion West Negros College, 3 – 1.
Board 2 Santi Jarloc, Board 3 Earl Vincent Racho and Board 4 Jogie Olita delivered for the 2004 champions Holy Cross. Board 1 player Mohammad Sacar llost to Emmanuel Emperado.
“It’s good start for them. Hopefully, they will continue to play well, “said Holy Cross chess team coach National Master Prospero Cruz said.who was surprised with the awful performance of board 1 bet Mohammad Sacar.
In men's basketball, Mindanao State University of Marawi City lost to University of St. La Salle, 89 – 77, while in volleyball court, the undermanned Holy Cross of Davao College and Ateneo De Davao University absorbed setbacks.
Holy Cross spikers bowed to De La Salle University-Dasmariñ as in three straight sets 19 – 25, 15 – 25, 18 – 25 while Ateneo was trounced by powerhouse University of Sto. Tomas in the same fashion 16 – 25, 8 – 25, 22 – 25.